The New England Patriots' front office has shown no desire to add any veteran wide receivers to the mix despite the struggles of rookie pass catchers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins. Their starting quarterback, however, is keeping up with old friends.
NFL Media columnist Mike Silver and NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Tom Brady has been calling and texting former Patriots receivers Deion Branch and Brandon Lloyd, per sources directly involved in the situation.
Brady often has pointed out he doesn't make the personnel decisions in New England. If the Patriots wanted Branch back, he'd be on the team by now. We fully expect Bill Belichick to roll with the guys they have, and hope that Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola get healthy soon. (No matter who Brady has on his speed dial.)